Guest post: Stupid-simple DIY Home Décor Tricks

Do you want to give a note of freshness to your home but you don’t have the necessary budget? Don’t worry! With a bit of creativity, some skills, and a bit of guidance you can make some amazing DIY projects that will completely change your home’s interior. And, let’s face it: DIY projects are so much more fun than buying stuff from the store! Even scientists remarked that we love more the things we build with the sweat of our brow. Today we are going to offer several simple tricks that are borderline genius if you think about it. And the best part is that, at the end of each project, you’ll have a more beautiful home without spending a fortune on decorating.

Repurpose old things

Remember those things that you were going to throw out but didn’t get the chance yet? You may want to reconsider some of them. Here are a few ideas that could help with the general décor:

  • An old cabinet door can be repurposed as a tray (see above) to serve your friends with delicious goodies when they come over. All you need is a bit of paint and two gorgeous looking handles that you can find in any store. At the end of the day, you’ll have an original tray that looks amazing on the coffee table.
  • An old jumper you love but can’t wear anymore because it ‘felted’ in the wash can still be close to you as coasters. All you have to do is find a glass with a wide mouth and a pencil to draw the circle. Simply cut and saw at the edge and voila! You’ve got a set of original coasters that look amazing around the house.
  • Got a piece of rope lying around and don’t know what to do with it? Well, you can use it as a support for a bathroom mirror or a big painting. The rope looks amazing on a colored wall and highlights the object that it is supporting.

Elegant touches out of daily objects

Elegance and style are important in every home and a touch of refinement can be easily achieved with a bit of creativity. For instance, if you want a luxurious corner that states your taste for design and fine art, you won’t go wrong with poster prints and some low-cost frames. The trick is to use frames and images similar in shape and colour so the entire arrangement has balance.

If you like freestanding cabinets, then it’s time to remove the doors and offer complete access. To make this one of the main attractions of the room, you should add a contrasting picture in the background. This way the eye will go directly to the cabinet and people will admire the exposed objects.

If you’re really looking into changing the aspect of a room, the simplest way to do it is changing the curtains. For a dramatic effect it’s recommended to buy (or make) heavy ones that cover not just the window, but also the entire wall around. Use earthy tones to crate privacy and vivid tones to create energy.

Play with accessories

Small things like pillows, rugs, chairs, and others can completely change the atmosphere in a room. For instance, if you add a vividly coloured ottoman and pair it with several pillows in the same colour, you’ll get an energetic room. For a touch of style, you can add a bit glass bowl of potpourri surrounded by several scented candles.

Also, you shouldn’t be afraid to play with patterns. You could use round art objects on the walls and continue the pattern with the pillow design. The continuity could also be found on the floor, with a fluffy rug. With the right patterns and ideas, a complete makeover is possible in every room of the house.

As you can see, style and elegance are possible even when you’re on a budget. You just need inspiration and time to create your very unique interior design style!

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in Lifestyle Promotion Studies and is trained in Personal Money Management. She loves to ‘get the look for less’ so regularly shares thrifty-living advice, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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